#1
This is my first tube amp, and Im experiancing some, I guess you could call it "muddy" sounding on my clean channel. Its not pickup muddy because i know what that sounds like, it sounds like a little static sound. I dont know if its my guitar or amp, I cant test another guitar because I dont have another guitar.

Also on b-52's website it says for power tubes " 6L6 / 5881" does that mean I can use either one? (yes i know I have to use both the same ones)
#2
what guitar and pups do you have specifically.
yes, that sounds like a problem.
is this a combo or head?
yes, 6L6 and 5881 are the same thing. 6L6 is the american term i believe.
what speaker(s) do you have specifically?
do you have an OD pedal?

just thinking, just thinking


edit: I just reread your title. I thought this was a new amp. How old is you amp? Contact Doug at dougstubes.com. Ruby's might work.
Last edited by 311ZOSOVHJH at Dec 8, 2009,
#3
Quote by 311ZOSOVHJH
what guitar and pups do you have specifically.
yes, that sounds like a problem.
is this a combo or head?
yes, 6L6 and 5881 are the same thing. 6L6 is the american term i believe.
what speaker(s) do you have specifically?
do you have an OD pedal?

just thinking, just thinking


edit: I just reread your title. I thought this was a new amp. How old is you amp? Contact Doug at dougstubes.com. Ruby's might work.


sorry for the delayed responce. The amp is a b-52 AT112 combo. Stock speaker. I have a schecter avenger 7 with 707 emg pickups. I dont think its the volume\toggle\tone switch. I just rewired them not even 2 months ago, and everything should be fine on my guitar.
I do have an OD pedal, and it recently took a dump (digitech badmonkey) because of it being broken could it have damaged the amp anyhow? Like the pedal is completely dead, its not a battery problem.
#4
Make sure you're running just guitar > amp before making any judgements (in case of low pedal batteries etc etc). Also, make sure it sounds the same with a few different guitars.


If so, it's a toss-up between new tubes and a new speaker. See if anyone you know has a cab you can use, to see how the amp sounds with different speakers. If needs be, book some time in a rehearsal studio, and hire a cab to run your amp through while you're there.

If the amp still sounds a bit muddy through other speakers/cabs, order yourself some new tubes. Email any tube specialist (Eurotubes/Dougstubes/Watford Valves etc) explaining your porblem and they'll be able to recommend some suitable valves.
If it's just on the clean channel that you notice muddiness, you might want to change the preamp valves respnsible for that channel first.
#5
well i decided to get some new tubes anyways, since I have no idea how old those were. peace of mind to replace them. So i ruled out it wasnt the tubes new tubes didnt change anything. Im going to a local guitar place and im gona test my guitar, and plug my amp into a cab.

man this thing is geting expensive! I only paid $180 for the thing, and I just laid 100 on new tubes. if its the speaker ill be right up there with what i paid for it.
Last edited by ncbrock at Dec 13, 2009,
#6
well i took it to the local guy thats done my work on my guitars for a long time, and he's very trustworthy, and its not my guitar, he said my tubes are fine, and my speaker is fine. I just took it in for him to look at for a second. He confirmed it was something in the board. So he said for him to diagnose the real problem, and repair it, it will be about $60.